Il Castello

4.8
805 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
REAR OUTDOOR PATIO IS OPEN (and HEATED)
If you prefer outdoor dining please feel free to request it.
All requests will be honored.

New York Times Review. (10/23, 2010 by M. H. Reed) WORTH IT!
"Rediscovering the Art of Classic Details - Diners missing the serenity and Old World details once offered at the county’s high-end restaurants, many of which are now defunct, can rediscover some of those niceties at Il Castello."



Zagat Survey:
Food: 24, Decor: 19, Service: 25.
This tiny jewel of a place in Mamaroneck, NY packs a big punch with delicious Northern Italian delicacies and an excellent wine list delivered via an impeccable staff.
Rich wood, chandeliers and civil sound levels provide an impress-a-date setting at a cost that is not that expensive for the neighborhood. It is recognized for excellence and one of the best Italian restaurants in Mamaroneck.
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Regina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, with excellent food and drink. Will return again!

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HM79
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and the outdoor heated patio was perfect. We weren’t cold and the area was well ventilated and the tables well spaced. Looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is so good I can’t even explain. Even the outside patio which is heated very nicely and completely has ventilation with fresh air.The tables are perfectly distanced from table to table. I had the doversole and my wife had the veal parmigiana and it was great, My mouth was watering the second I saw it come out the kitchen. The wine was great and the staff their is amazing you feel like family right away from lenny and his boys. One of the most coziest restaurants I’ve ever dined at in my life and I 100% would be coming back. Definitely recommend this place and the owner is serious about the covid and keeping his customers safe.

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laureng
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had lunch at the heated patio a few weeks ago and had a wonderful experience all around. The back area felt safe (closed from the elements but still open air) with heaters and tables spaced apart. Lenny provided exceptional service, from recommending a delicious and affordable bottle of wine to splitting our shared entrees onto individual plates in the kitchen. It felt like a professional Italian home cooked dining experience with delicious foods all around. We ended our meal with a tasty cappuccino and homemade limoncello.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Thank you for the excellent dining experience!

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vipmetrrey
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new patio in the back yard of the restaurant gives us an additional good reason to enjoy the delicious Italian cooking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal last night. They just opened a newly renovated outdoor rear patio. There was plenty of airflow & heaters so we felt very safe but also warm and cozy. The food is always delicious and we are so grateful for this local favorite!

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vipJaimeL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really nice place! Waiters tried very hard to give top notch experience and were super nice, and there are heaters everywhere throughout the restaurant outside. Very nice outdoor set up, completely covered and very warm. Food was also pretty good.. not the most amazing ever but good quality and will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday, chose to eat inside (enclosed outdoor was available) and we were both very pleased. Since there were fewer tables noise level was nonexistent, not sure what it would be like otherwise, food and service were great

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vipNlg66
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very nice outdoors and the waiter was very careful and masked. Real italian comfort food, with creative twists like figs and mushrooms on the veal.

LM
LisaM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Love this restaurant!!

HM
HM79
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and never disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent meal thank you Lenny !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We were directed towards an alley in the back of the restaurant where we had our dinner. They didn’t have any lighting at all (not even candles), so we used our iPhone flashlights as light sources during our dinner. Fortunately, the services was super fast and the food was really good for what you pay. Overall, the restaurant is pretty good, but I don’t think we’ll be back until they start doing service inside again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Il Castello last night and had another great meal. They have done a great job with their outdoor dining! The newly opened rear patio space is cozy, warm and inviting. There is plenty of airflow and heaters so it feels very safe and comfortable. We are so happy to be able to continue to enjoy Il Castello especially during these crazy times.

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vipChristine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipRaffi
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food We will return

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derf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Chicken Scarpielo I have even had. Service was excellent, although eating outside was a bit noisy.(but safe).

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Yummyinthetummy
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

For undisclosed reasons, the menu and staff was from Lenny’s Steakhouse the night we ate at Il Castello. The food was very good, but there were only 3 pasta dishes on the menu. Also,
The dish my husband ordered was not the dish he received. The entree was enjoyable, but no one bothered to tell him what he requested wasn’t available.

Having said that, the open-air setting was lovely. We will return to sample what IL Castello has to offer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food around. We ordered appetizers fried calamari and special octopus cocked perfectly. For entries we there famous Branzini and a homemade cheese ravioli both excellent. Lenny is always there to make sure things are excellent and every time we it is .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Father’s Day they were able to accommodate everyone and didn’t have to wait for too long for drinks. Food was great, wait staff was awesome

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LisaM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the sidewalk felt just like eating in Rome. The grilled octopus was fantastic. The homemade linguine with all the fish was overflowing and wonderful. The coconut cream pie was scoffed down as soon as the plate hit the table. Davis was our top notch waiter. Love, love, love this place. Would I recommend? Yes, a thousand times, yes!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service so happy you guys are back.
Love it . Highly recommend this popular class of a place.
Everything it’s excellent!!!

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Marc
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food top notch. Our first night out since pandemic lockdown and staff made us feel like family.

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vipmetrrey
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the restaurant was empty they kindly wait for us as we had booked a table and served us without rushing. Real customer service here and tasty food

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vipSailorboy
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Usually Saturday evenings are not the best time to enjoy a restaurant's best dishes. An exception is Il Castello. Each part of our meal was made to perfection, especially the fish and the pasta.
Your Cesar salad made the "larry" way, of extra garlic and anchovies is just top notch.
The house chianti was perfectly smooth and delicious.
Looking forward to another great meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our night from our welcome greeting to our goodbye. Food was delicious service excellent we will Devine be back.

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vipRHNYM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Castello is our family’s go-to restaurant. Easy free valet parking. The owner Lenny and his staff greet us like old friends. Service is impeccable, thanks to our waiter Davis. Lenny makes a perfect Margarita, foaming and filled to the brim! Scallops were huge (like hockey pucks!), ravioli was scrumptious. Bread basket is to die for. We’ve already made reservations for our next visit.

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vipKnitter
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here. Interesting specials enhance the menu selections. Last week we both had pasta, homemade squid ink pasta with seafood( a special) , and fettuccine with shrimp and mushrooms. Both were cooked to a perfect al dente. The salad special with beets and pears was a great starter to share. The food and attention to detail and service never disappoints here. The owner Lenny and his maitre d' are the best! One of favorites in the area.

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PhylisF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. The duck was spectacular. Friends said the scallops were wonderful and perfectly cooked.
Service attentive without being overpowering. Was my first time there. Can’t wait to go back

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Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Always enjoyed the excellent food and this visit did not disapoint. Service was not quite up to their usual standard, as staff could not quite keep up with Valentine’s Day crowd. Would definitely come again, but maybe not on Valentine’s Day or Mother’ Day!

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vipRHNYM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We had dinner here on Valentines Day. It was very crowded but Il Castello rose to the challenge. Service never faltered. Scallops were huge and veal with cognac sauce was divine. It never got very loud despite being packed with a line out the door. Il Castello has been a long time favorite of ours and I can’t see that changing anytime soon.

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vipLauren
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Castello is the hidden gem of Mamaroneck. Defined by phenomenal expressions of classic Italian food, Il Castello is comfort food at its finest. My favorite seafood dish in the greater NY area is Len’s Branzino and no one makes a better Caesar Salad. They’re simply perfect. The restaurant also has a beautiful wine list that the owner Len knows inside and out - trust his recommendation every time. I’ve gone to Il Castelo since I was a kid and I’ve gotten to know Len well. His and his family’s commitment to excellent service makes the experience. He remembers what you love and makes sure it’s on your table without you having to ask for it. For special occasions, he’s known for a hidden stash of spectacular wine to pair perfectly with his team’s stellar food. Don’t miss Il Castello and make sure to arrive hungry.

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WeKnowGoodFood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a flat-out great restaurant and always consistently great.

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vipStefania
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious! The service was outstanding. I look forward to coming back.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistent winner!

DG
vipDavidG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was average - service excellent and the overall experience was okay.

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vipNYeats
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood spot. Food is excellent, portions generous. Specials were all we needed. Branzino expertly filleted tableside, octopus appetizer was extraordinary. Nice wine list but they were out of our first choice.

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Foodislove
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place, great staff, nice food, truly enjoyable. Decor is pretty, the staff is welcoming and the restaurant is nice and quiet. Highly recommend for a night out with the family.

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Manilaz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve and loved it. Very lively. Food and service were great! Chicken Marsala and veal francaise were excellent. We will be returning.

FAQs

Il Castello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 777-2200.

Il Castello is rated 4.8 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.